Cox & Kings introducesself-drive holiday packages

18 May 2018 - The Hindu
Travellers can undertake road trips within India and abroad

Self-Drive 365, a business vertical of travel company Cox & Kings Ltd., has announced self-drive holiday packages that can be booked by travellers while travelling in India or abroad.

“The new segment aims to encourage travellers to discover and be a one-stop road trip planner while offering a wide array of road-trips within India and across the globe,” the company said.

‘Gaining popularity'

“Self-drives are fast gaining popularity in India with enthusiasts wanting to explore foreign as well as domestic destinations at their own pace and with their favourite cars and bikes,” said Debolin Sen, business head, Self-Drive 365. “With a highly experienced expert panel, round-the-clock assistance, hassle-free paperwork and series of thematic routes, Self-Drive 365 is set to be the pioneer of self-drive tours in the country,” he said.

To begin with, the company has offered 10 self-drive road trips in India and 10 others in popular foreign destinations. Travellers can book a car or a bike as per their requirement, which they need to drive. A support crew would assist them during the road trip.

While the insurance, rental documentation, trip itinerary and accommodation will be managed by Self-Drive 365 itself, travellers will also be provided with a detailed road trip guide besides other mechanical assistance. “Being the leader in the industry, Cox & Kings has been in the forefront of conceptualising dynamic travel offerings for travellers in India and elsewhere. In line with the emergence of experiential travel, the market for self-drives is growing. “Through this unique offering, we wish to ensure our travellers don't miss the important part of local exploration,” said Karan Anand, head, relationships, Cox & Kings.